The main purpose of electricity storage is to prevent electricity demand from exceeding electricity generation by conserving surplus energy in order to supply it when needed. In this way, storing energy helps to balance unforeseen fluctuations and load changes of renewable energies.
In short, energy storage systems act as a balance between supply and demand that helps stabilize the power grid while meeting the energy consumption needs of users. This process helps to incentivize the production, use and integration of renewable energies, which are critical to achieving the global goal of zero emissions by 2050.
In addition to boosting renewable energies, such as solar and wind power, energy storage also improves the efficiency of the electricity system and makes the use of clean energy more efficient by avoiding waste. The commitment to electrical energy storage systems is one of the great steps humanity is taking towards the energy transition.
Among the various types of energy storage that exist today, hydraulic pumping, which works by transporting water from one place to another in order to accumulate it in a dam or reservoir, is one of the most widely used in the world. In regions such as the European Union, it even accounts for almost 90% of storage capacity.
In Mexico, this form of storage is also one of the main technologies for storing energy because it allows large quantities of liquid masses to be retained and brought on line when needed.
However, although hydroelectric dams are now the main storage technology in the country, Latin America and other parts of the world, industrial batteries are gaining ground in the market and have established themselves as one of the most competitive systems, thanks to the great benefits they represent in terms of capacity, efficiency, economic savings and environmental impact.
The role played by lithium-ion batteries, which have been mass-produced since the 1990s, places them at the forefront of new technological frontiers. Scientific advances and innovations have helped to consolidate this element as the basis of the best energy storage systems.
Based on all of the above, it is possible to affirm that energy storage in batteries, mainly lithium-ion batteries, is one of the best options, with great opportunities and a very successful future in Mexico and the world.
Lithium-ion batteries have been placed at the center of the energy transition and their technical capacity is unquestionable. Energy storage with lithium-ion batteries for industrial use, with the capacity to stabilize the electrical grid and mitigate the intermittency of renewable technologies is already a reality in our country.
Storage systems with industrial lithium-ion batteries, such as the ones we use in the Quartux platform, are recharged with the excess energy produced at times of lower demand and cost, which is supplied quickly and efficiently during the peak hours of the CFE, i.e., the most expensive ones.
These systems are part of a process of technological innovation and constitute a new energy paradigm with which new, efficient, sustainable and profitable ways of storing energy have been created.
Lithium-ion batteries are the storage of the future. All companies, businesses, industries and commerce, regardless of their line of business, can be part of the storage solutions offered by Quartux with its innovative lithium-ion battery system for energy savings and energy efficiency. The ease and speed of installation and its scalability are just some of the many benefits of betting on energy storage with industrial batteries.
The capacity of lithium is invaluable due to its high electrochemical potential. This element can accumulate large amounts of energy and its possibilities are endless. That is why lithium batteries are on their way to becoming the main storage technology for renewable energies.
Although in recent years the cost of their implementation was high, it dropped 85% between 2010 and 2018 and will continue to decrease in the years to come. In addition, its implementation is totally profitable, with undeniable benefits in the short and long term, since the investment is quickly recovered with savings in the electricity bill.